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2018 Honda HR-V: Initial details for Australia, here in August

Honda Australia has released preliminary information for the updated 2018 HR-V range, headlined by the standard fitment of autonomous emergency braking (AEB), along with a new sport-themed RS trim grade. Previously reserved for higher-grade models, all versions of the MY18 HR-V get city-speed AEB as standard – operating at speeds of less than 30km/h using a windscreen-mounted laser radar...

GM and Honda pair up on next-gen batteries

General Motors and Honda have announced a partnership to develop advanced battery components, in an attempt to speed up the rollout of electric cars that are attractive to consumers. The agreement will see the two companies collaborate on development of GM's next-generation battery systems, with Honda to source its battery modules from the American giant...

ACCC adds 1.1 million vehicles to compulsory Takata recall

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has added around 1.1 million vehicles to the Takata airbag recall, publishing a new list of vehicles previously not known to have been affected. While these models aren't under active recall just yet, the ACCC has identified them as subject to future recalls by their respective manufacturers as part of the compulsory campaign that requires affected makes to replace all defective airbags before the end of 2020...

Honda Civic Type R Pickup Truck concept revealed

Honda UK has taken the wraps off the Civic Type R Pickup Truck concept as part of the annual Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) Test Day. Dubbed as "potentially one of the fastest pickup trucks on UK roads", the wild utility concept is the product of a specialist team from the Product Engineering department at the company's Swindon factory...

Honda Jazz-based electric car due 2020 - report

Honda will begin its assault on the global electric car market with a new Jazz-based vehicle due to launch in 2020. According to the Nikkei Asian Review, Honda is preparing a Jazz-based EV with a range of around 300 kilometres. The new EV will go on sale in China and other markets during the first half of 2020...

2019 Honda Accord to kickstart range-wide safety upgrade

Honda Australia has confirmed it will rollout its Honda Sensing active safety suite across its entire line-up of next-generation models, starting with the all-new Accord range confirmed for late-2019. The local arm's director, Stephen Collins, confirmed the news this week, while also noting the growing awareness and demand for the latest safety features in the Australian market...

Honda S660 in Australia: 'We could totally sell it, if only...'

Honda Australia thinks it would have no issues selling the tiny, mid-engined S660 convertible...

Honda Civic Type R record run starts in France - Video

Honda made a big song-and-dance of the Civic Type R's record run around the Nurburgring Nordschleife last year. Unsatisfied, the company pledged to take the manic front-drive racer on a tour of Europe's most famous racetracks, in search of more glory. First cab off the rank was the Magny-Cours GP circuit...

CarAdvice podcast 103: Taking a Porsche Boxster to the drive-in

Andrew Beecher, CarAdvice CEO, and Paul Maric join Mandy Turner on the panel this week, while Scott Collie and James Wong pop in to discuss car news. The 2019 Ford Ranger has been revealed with stacks of updated technology and a 10-speed auto, and Ford Australia has revealed a five-year/unlimited kilometre warranty...

2018 Honda HR-V coming in Q3

Honda has confirmed the updated HR-V range should arrive in Australia sometime during the third quarter of 2018. While specific details for locally-bound examples are still to be confirmed, Honda Australia says the revised HR-V will bring "improved driveability, improved safety and improved style"...

Honda Accord: New sedan not coming until late 2019

The 10th generation Honda Accord won’t be coming to Australia until late 2019 — more than two years after its world premiere, which took place in Detroit last July. With big sedan sales going down the toilet in many established markets in favour of SUVs, Honda has doubled-down on supplying American and Chinese demand to drive volume...